Royal Enfield Himalayan's launch is inching closer and the vehicle has been spied many times in 2015 with camouflage and without it. A new picture has been circulating over the internet and it seems to have it ready for the launch which is expected in early 2016.
In all the previous spy shots the Himalayan was draped in matte black colour. The new picture from Teambhp features the Himalayan in military camouflaged colour. The suspension, engine, wheels and the front forks are in black colour. The Himalayan comes with signature round shaped headlamp which is fitted with transparent windshield. It features a sliver finished sump guard, crash protectors, an extra guard for the fuel tank from the headlamp cluster.
The picture also indicates the motorcycle will have high seating postion which is good for the off-road motorcycle. It shows panniers finished in silver colour. This is more likely to be an optional extra. The Himalayan will have a new instrument cluster with a compass and altitude meter with digital display. Additionally, the Himalayan will feature an upswept exhaust, fatter rear tyre and a petrol tank similar to the Continental GT.
The Himalayan will be powered by an all-new single-cylinder, oil-cooled 410cc engine that is expected to make around 30bhp and 35Nm. For the free revs, the engine will feature overhead cams instead of push-road architecture.
The Chennai-based manufacturer is keen on pricing the motorcycle in the range of Rs 1.65 lakh to Rs 1.85 lakh. The Himalayan will be positioned below the Classic 500 and the Continental GT.